Long time lurker but first time post.... Help!!!!

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Nadsid Sun 06-Jan-13 22:26:24

Hi Everyone!

I am a regular lurker but this is my first post, really need some help!
I am hoping you can help with our name issue, it is currently driving me mad. My husband is really picky too, so it doesnt help!
We are due a daughter at the begining of feb, and have been going though millions of names, trailing the internet, getting the name books etc etc, but cant find anything we either like, or goes with our surname.
My Husband is indian British and I am white British, so we are looking from something a bit unusual. Our surname is Sidhpura (Prouncounced Si-pure-a) and want something short really, and not starting with a "Si" sound or ending in an "a" sound.
Names I think go, but husband doesnt like....
Belle
Esme
Eden
Teagan
Names he likes but I dont think goes with our surname...
Asha
Nia
Nyla
Suri
I dont want something too "Indian" as we are in the UK and so many Asian names end in a!
Our first daughter is called Kali, if that is any help.
PLEASE HELP, I think I am going to go mad soon!

waitingforgodot Sun 06-Jan-13 22:35:34

I love your choices of names! I wouldn't rule out names ending in "A". Could be quite quirky! Am thinking Ava, Ada or Anya?

MumsKnitter Sun 06-Jan-13 22:39:17

Ok... the problem seems to be that your DH really wants an Indian name, but that you don't, this time round. I actually think that all of his choices go very well with your surname - as does Kali. Is there a name which is both Indian, and yet not obviously Indian which you could both like? I'm sorry that I have no suggestions, though Suri just makes me think 'Cruise', so this seems the best of his suggestions!

Bit difficult to avoid the 'a' ending, but any of these work?

Rani
Vildan
Lilith
Tanith

Also like both Eden and Suri from your list.

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 22:50:25

Maya? - I don't think the ending an "a" thing is a problem

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 22:51:14

Amy
Sofie

Vashti

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 07-Jan-13 15:16:34

Devi

Chandi

Leilani

greenhill Mon 07-Jan-13 15:36:14

What about Amber, Nisha, Sonya or Priti?

I've just asked my daughter to name as many of the girls in her class as possible and most of them end with the 'a' sound, including hers.

A lot of girls names end with a vowel unless you go down the Lilith, Tanith, Tegan, Lilian, Regan, Gillian, Lily, Serenity, Isobel, Christabel route with the last couple having alternate non vowel spellings from Isabelle, Christabelle etc

zenoushka Tue 08-Jan-13 21:31:14

What about Jasmine, Ashni or Amber?

zenoushka Tue 08-Jan-13 21:31:56

Or Ariana?

LegArmpits Tue 08-Jan-13 21:33:05

Oooh I love Lilith!

thegreylady Tue 08-Jan-13 21:33:48

Selen
Tamsin
Megan

BardOfBarking Tue 08-Jan-13 21:42:36

Arden - it's perfect

PandaNot Tue 08-Jan-13 22:14:51

Sara?

zenoushka Tue 08-Jan-13 22:16:07

Seren?

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 08-Jan-13 22:23:35

I like Esme from your list and Nia from his.

Both go with Kali nicely I think smile

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 08-Jan-13 22:24:12

Priya? It's such a pretty name!

harryhausen Tue 08-Jan-13 23:14:42

Another vote for Esme and Nia. Both really beautiful on their and lovely with your surname.

I also randomly like Katrin or Catrin. Rose
Tori
Maggie.

ninjawomble Wed 09-Jan-13 00:35:55

These are all lovely names :
Maya
Amber
Ayesha
Priya
Amira
Neela

Think Amber would go lovely with your surname.

delilah88 Wed 09-Jan-13 09:12:55

I've got to say I think Asha is absolutely lovely and does go with your surname.

Nadsid Sat 12-Jan-13 19:57:09

Thank you all for your input, ver useful and plan to put them in front of OH tonight!

Wish me luck! X

twinklestar2 Sat 12-Jan-13 20:38:00

I like belle from your list and nia from his.

What about Neha pronounced Naya?

I like Ayisha too.

Spookey80 Sat 12-Jan-13 20:42:03

Mika?

Rhubarbgarden Sat 12-Jan-13 21:06:09

Anne
May
Nadine

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